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Child Life: 9 things parents should know about “play people” at hospitals

Caroline Love takes the unofficial title of “play lady” as a term of endearment. She knows her role as a certified child life specialist at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville is a critical role at children’s hospitals and as a part of the healthcare team. “On the outside, it does…
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TriStar Centennial Medical Center combats opioid abuse with drug take-back day

“The problem is so big that deaths related to overdose now outpace homicides, suicides and car accidents,” says Dr. Jeffrey T. Hodrick about the opioid abuse crisis that claimed the lives of some 1,600 Tennesseans last year. “So, as physicians, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What can I do?’” “Crush the Crisis,” was the answer.…
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Cartersville Medical Gives Young Adults with Disabilities a Shot in the Workplace

For many young people in search of their first job, all they really want is an opportunity – a chance to prove themselves. That’s especially true for those with disabilities. So, through a partnership with a local school system, Cartersville Medical Center is helping these could-be employees get their foot in the door. The HCA…
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Total Solar Eclipse: How to See it Safely

The much anticipated once-in-a-lifetime celestial event – where the moon and sun have the same apparent size – will take place nationwide on Monday, August 21. The total eclipse will cross the continental United States, and Nashville, Tennessee, is predicted to be one of the most traveled places to witness the event being the largest…
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